Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Scholarships (OCISS), University of Oxford, UK

The Chevening Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) Fellowship is a collaboration between the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and OCIS. The Chevening OCIS Fellowship is aimed at mid-career academics or professionals who are dedicated to the promotion of academic activities which encourage a more informed understanding of the culture and civilisation of Islam and contemporary Muslim societies. The Chevening OCIS Abdullah Gül Fellowship is only open to applicants from Turkey.

University of Oxford

Both OCIS Fellowships offer financial support for individuals to undertake a period of independent, self-driven research at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

About the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies is a Recognized Independent Centre of the University of Oxford, established in 1985 and incorporated by the Royal Charter. Its Patron is HRH The Prince of Wales.

The Centre encourages a better understanding of the culture and civilisation of Islam, and of all aspects of contemporary Muslim societies in their global context. At Oxford, it contributes to the multi-disciplinary study of the Muslim world. Beyond Oxford, its role is strengthened by strong international academic links and contacts. The Centre pursues its aims through teaching, research, and publication, attaching special importance to promoting sustained dialogue and collaboration within the global academic community.

The Centre moved in 2016 to a new purpose-built building close to the centre of Oxford, set around courtyards and gardens, and incorporating a library, auditorium, offices, teaching rooms, and a mosque. It maintains a range of programmes, including scholarships and fellowships, lectures, and seminar series, and organises regular national and international conferences.

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Jenny Wormald Junior Research Fellowship in Women’s History, University of Oxford, UK

University of Oxford

St Hilda’s College Oxford intends to elect a Jenny Wormald Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow, tenable for a period of three years from 1 October 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter) to 30 September 2020 (depending on start date). Applicants should be researching the history of women’s social mobility in the UK, or as a comparative / transnational study in which the UK plays a part; or should intend to research this during the JRF. The successful candidate is likely to be at or near the postdoctoral level. The fellow must engage in original research, and may undertake a limited amount of teaching with the consent of the college.

The stipend will be £21,000 p.a. (indexed to academic salary increases). The fellow will also receive an allowance to assist with the cost of housing (£8,000 p.a.). The fellow will be provided with use of a shared office in college. Fellows are entitled to free meals, are members of the Senior Common Room, and may apply for research expenses (currently up to £1,300 p.a.). They will also be eligible to apply for small project and event grants through the college’s new research support scheme.

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Polonsky Foundation Grants for International Graduate Students, Lincoln College, University of Oxford, UK

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Eligibility: candidates may be new or current students and must be citizens of countries not in the EU.  Successful candidates should show need of financial assistance, academic merit and the promise of being good College citizens (i.e. active in the arts, sport, student governance, etc).

Value: approximately £5,900.

Duration: 1 year,  although students may re-apply for the grants.

Application:  Applicants must hold a place, or an offer of a place, at Lincoln College before applying. and must have nominated Lincoln as their College of preference  on the University’s Graduate Admission form. The Lincoln College Scholarship application form is available for download here from 2nd February 2017.

Deadline: 1 June 2017.

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Oxford-Pershing Square Graduate Scholarships, University of Oxford, UK

University of Oxford, UKApply now for the 2017-19 Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarships – Full 2 year scholarship

Every year, the Pershing Square Foundation awards up to five full scholarships to support outstanding students on the 1+1 MBA, covering both the Master and MBA year. Pershing Square Scholars are exceptional individuals who can demonstrate the potential and commitment to finding scalable and sustainable solutions to world-scale social challenges. The scholarship is if you would like to pursue any of the partnering Master’s degrees and combine it with our MBA. It is also available if you are currently studying one of the Master’s partnering programmes and wish to apply to the MBA programme.

Established in 2014, the Oxford Pershing Square Scholarship provides funding for tuition, college fees and a contribution towards living expenses for both years of studies. You would also benefit from opportunities for mentorship and networking with inspirational individuals and organisations that are part of the Pershing Square Foundation’s community. You become integrated into Saïd Business School’s community as soon as you begin your Master’s degree by attending receptions and meetings with our Dean, faculty and other MBA scholars. You can access and utilise both your department and Oxford Saïd’s resources and networks throughout both years. You will also be invited to a spring ‘trek’ to New York City hosted by the Pershing Square Foundation, where you can participate in meetings and workshops with leading innovators and change makers.

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Journalism Fellowship Programme, Reuters Institute, University of Oxford, UK

University of Oxford Reuters Institute Study of JournalismDevelop your academic understanding of the media industry, improve your knowledge and focus on an in-depth piece of research away from the pressure of tight deadlines.

The media industry is undergoing profound change, and evolving practice means agile thinking and a deep understanding of the major issues and challenges are key to industry success.

As a Reuters Institute Journalist Fellow you’ll spend one, two or three terms at the University of Oxford, one of the world’s leading universities, where you’ll:

  • Attend seminars given by a diverse and high-level range of guest speakers who will share their insights into key industry trends and developments
  • Work with an experienced supervisor, usually an Oxford academic, to produce a research paper of publishable quality
  • Visit world-class news organisations and gain insights into how they are approaching industry challenges. Previous visits have included trips to Thomson Reuters, The Financial Times, The BBC, The Economist and The Guardian
  • Join trips to key UK cultural and political organisations and institutions. Previous destinations have included Oxfam, the House of Commons and Stratford-upon-Avon, home of Shakespeare
  • Exchange ideas and experiences with a diverse and international peer group. Around 25 Fellows a year join us from high-level media organisations all over the world. Strengthen your network, develop a global set of contacts and gain insights into international trends and developments
  • Benefit from the extensive learning facilities offered by the University of Oxford, including the world-famous Bodleian Library and access to various seminars and lectures across the university. You are also encouraged to engage with the university’s cutting edge specialist research facilities, including centres for African, Middle Eastern, South Asian, Eastern and Western European, Japanese and Chinese studies
  • Be given visiting scholar status of Green Templeton College

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Oxford-Radcliffe Graduate Scholarships, University of Oxford, UK

University of Oxford, UKUp to 14 full scholarships are available for applicants to a range of courses (details to be confirmed).

The scholarship covers course fees, college fees and a grant for living costs for full-time students of at least £14,296 (students on part-time courses will receive a study support grant instead). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. These scholarships are jointly funded by the University and by an historic gift to University College from an anonymous group of Old Members (alumni).

The scholarship is only tenable at University College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to University College in order to take up the scholarship.

There is no separate application process for this scholarship: to be considered, submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline (6 or 20 January 2017, depending on your course). Selection is expected to take place in April 2017.

Please see the Standard scholarship selection terms for more information about the application and selection process.

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Oxford-Oxitec Graduate Scholarship in Zoology, University of Oxford, UK

This will be the first year that we will offer the Oxford – Oxitec Graduate Scholarship in Zoology, which has been made possible by funding from the University and Oxitec, a spinout company of the University that works to develop better ways to control insect pests that spread diseases and damage crops.

University of Oxford

This scholarship is open to applicants of any nationality and covers university fees, college fees and a grant for living costs of at least £14,296.

Applications are made online using the standard University application form available from 1st September 2016. All applications to the DPhil in Zoology will be automatically considered for this scholarship.

The closing date is 20th January 2017.

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Oxford-NaturalMotion Graduate Scholarship, University of Oxford, UK

University of Oxford, UKThis year we are able to offer two Oxford NaturalMotion Graduate Scholarships in Zoology, which has been made possible by funding from the University and through the success of one of the Department of Zoology’s previous graduate students, Torsten Reil, who founded NaturalMotion Ltd. NaturalMotion Ltd develops computational methods for animating movement, as used in Hollywood films and computer games. Preference will be given to projects which involve the application of computational methods to biological questions.

One of these scholarships will be tenable at Christ Church and named the Oxford-Christ Church-NaturalMotion Graduate Scholarship. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Christ Church in order to take up the scholarship.

These scholarships are open to applicants of any nationality and cover university fees, college fees and a grant for living costs of at least £14,296.

Applications are made online using the standard University application form available from 1st September 2016. All applications to the DPhil in Zoology will be automatically considered for this scholarship.

The closing date is 20th January 2017.

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Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship in Humanities, University of Oxford, UK

University of Oxford, UKThe Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme funds full-time graduate degrees in various subjects in the Humanities. Established in 2012, the programme is supported by the generosity of Mica Ertegun.

The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,057). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

Ertegun Scholars also benefit from exclusive use of Ertegun House; a fully modernized, non-residential building, built in 1808, located at the heart of Oxford’s academic community. Ertegun House provides an environment for study and camaraderie that is unique at Oxford and unparalleled in the world. Each Ertegun Scholar has his or her own dedicated space for research and writing, opportunities to participate in social occasions and lively lectures, performances, and other activities developed expressly for the Ertegun Scholars. In addition, there is access to Wi-Fi, on-line access to Oxford libraries and state of the art audio-visual equipment.

The Director of Ertegun House, a distinguished member of the Oxford faculty, is available full-time as a mentor to the Ertegun Scholars and a resource to help them make the most of their experiences at Oxford and at Ertegun House.

As Ertegun Scholars, the world’s top graduate students in the Humanities are brought together in a unique setting that fosters dialogue across academic disciplines, across cultures and across generations. Ertegun Scholars will leave Oxford prepared to be leaders; not only leaders in their chosen fields, but also leaders of global thought and opinion and leaders of positive action for the betterment of humanity.

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Oxford-Rokos Graduate Scholarship, University of Oxford, UK

University of Oxford, UKThe Oxford Graduate Scholarships have been established through a groundbreaking new matched funding initiative to enable the creation of fully-funded scholarships for graduate students of the highest calibre from across the world. 2013-14 saw the very first Oxford Graduate Scholars begin their studies.

Scholarships are awarded to applicants who have demonstrated excellent academic ability, who will contribute to the University’s groundbreaking research, and who will go on to contribute to the world as leaders in their field, pushing the frontiers of knowledge. The University contributes 40% of the funds for these scholarships, together with 60% from generous donations provided by numerous supporters of the University and its colleges.

The donor for this scholarship, Chris Rokos, matriculated at Pembroke College in 1989, where he read Maths. He has spent 20 years in finance.

The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £13,863). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course.

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